Chicago Bears 2022 training camp kicks off July 26 and will run through September 1. It’ll be an exciting time for a Bears roster that has undergone a significant makeover in general manager Ryan Poles’ first offseason. He’s added a blend of rookies and veterans who will compete for starting jobs on both sides of the ball, and with a new coaching staff in charge of the depth chart, Chicago will be a meritocracy in 2022.
In this series on Bears Talk, we’ll countdown the days until training camp with player spotlights. Next up: wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown
Equanimeous St. Brown signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears on March 18 after spending the first three years of his career with the Green Bay Packers. The former Notre Dame star was selected in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft but failed to make much of an impact in the Packers’ passing offense. His best season came as a rookie when he totaled 21 catches for 328 yards. For his career, St. Brown has 37 catches for 543 yards and one touchdown.
As an NFL Draft prospect, St. Brown presented as an above-average size/speed player. He measured 6-5, 214 pounds at the 2018 NFL Combine and ran an impressive 4.48 40-yard dash. His bloodlines are outstanding, too. His brother — Amon-Ra — shined as a rookie with the Detroit Lions in 2021, and his father, John Brown, was a two-time Mr. Universe and three-time Mr. World weightlifter. St. Brown fell in the 2018 NFL draft because of his incomplete skill set. He hasn’t put it all together yet in the pros, but he’ll get a chance to prove he belongs in the Chicago Bears’ long-term plans this season.